Combining Art and Coding at Oldfield Middle

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Students at Oldfield Middle School recently participated in a project that combined history, art, and computer science all in one. Students in Mr. Carlos Taveras and Mr. Drew Lockwood’s art classes used their creativity to create physical 3D masks in a chosen style—European, African, modern, and more—but then tackled designing a computer-generated image (CGI) of the same mask on the computer.

Additionally, after creating the masks, students were able to code moving graphic images of their masks, as well as animated self-portraits to use as an avatar for their online portfolios. Different platforms used to accomplish this include the KidOYO Sprite Editor and Adobe Spark.

Students worked intensely on their projects and were proud of the finished products.

“I loved learning about the different styles of each culture,” said Lily, an 8th grader at Oldfield Middle, “but it was so cool and different to take that knowledge and create different versions of something that existed a long time ago.”